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  • Otero, Lincoln County residents told to boil water

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents in Otero and Lincoln Counties are being told to boil water before drinking, cooking or washing dishes.

    The New Mexico Environment Department's precautionary boil water advisory includes all of Ruidoso.

    Health officials say they issued the warning because extreme weather conditions have frozen and ruptured water pipes, possibly contaminating the water supply.

  • 3 dead in Pa. natural gas explosion; 2 missing

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas explosion rocked a downtown neighborhood overnight, leveling two houses and spawning fires that burned for hours through an entire row of neighboring homes. Three people were killed, including an infant, and at least two others were unaccounted for Thursday.

  • NY Rep. Lee resigns after shirtless photo surfaces

    CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Christopher Lee of western New York abruptly resigned with only a vague explanation of regret after a gossip website reported that the married congressman had sent a shirtless photo of himself flexing his muscles to a woman whose Craigslist ad he answered.

  • NKorea: No military talks with 'traitor' SKorea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's abandonment of military talks with South Korea is merely the latest feint in a long duel between the two rivals, according to analysts who see further provocative actions from Pyongyang coming next.

    The communist country refused to hold further talks Thursday after walking out of their first discussions in months the day before, blaming the South for insisting on putting the deadly sinking of a warship on the agenda.

  • GOP invites business to vent about regulations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On issues ranging from the air we breathe to the noise factories make, business leaders want the government to stay out of their way. And the Republicans, looking toward the 2012 elections, are listening.

    The House's principal investigative panel, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is taking its turn Thursday in a hearing designed to give a voice to business complaints about government regulations.

  • Sandia team helps Kazakhstan with nukes

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A team from Sandia National Laboratories helped the country of Kazakhstan move nuclear materials — enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons — to safety.

    Shipping containers holding casks of nuclear materials were loaded onto special trains for an 1,800-mile journey to long-term storage in the Central Asian country's interior.

  • National health care month

    ALBUQUERQUE — February is National Wise Health Care Consumer Month and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) would like to take this opportunity to pass a long a simple message: Call Before You Go.
    If you think you or someone in your household has been poisoned, call NMPDIC at 1-800-222-1222.
    Calling your poison center with a poison emergency saves you time and reduces health care costs.

  • Moonlight snowshoe hike at Bandelier Sunday

    Superintendent Jason Lott announced that Bandelier National Monument is offering its second ranger-guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge, but participants need to sign up ahead at the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861 x 517.  They must be 15 or older and bring their own snowshoes, poles, and headlamp or flashlight. Snowshoes can be rented at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Strokes are rising fast among young

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older ones, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to reshape the age burden of the disease.
    The numbers, reported Wednesday at an American Stroke Association conference in California, come from the first large nationwide study of stroke hospitalizations by age. Government researchers compared hospitalizations in 1994 and 1995 with ones in 2006 and 2007.

  • Update 02-09-11

    Environmental Sustainability Board

    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers.

    APP Board meeting

    Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library’s meeting #1.

    Library Board